Trash & Recycling

Trash and Recycling Regulations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires that all municipalities are in compliance with Act 101 and Act 140 (1988).  Ordinance No. 202  brings West Rockhill Township into full compliance.  Here are the highlights of the trash and recycling requirements for West Rockhill Township:

·         Each resident and business must directly secure the services of a licensed trash hauler who will
collect municipal waste, refuse and recyclables, including leaf waste.

·         All licensed trash haulers shall offer their customers commingled recyclables collection service as part of the normal collection fee for service. Trash haulers shall inform customers of how recyclables should be containerized.

·         All licensed trash haulers shall provide at least one collection of shrubbery, tree trimmings and similar materials per month.  Collection schedules shall be distributed to the customers and the Township.

·         Commercial and institutional business owners and trash haulers are required to report their recycling tonnage on a yearly basis.

·         Apartment complexes or residential communities (nursing homes, condominiums, retirement communities, etc.) are required to provide a recycling program for their residents.

·         No resident or business shall burn refuse, municipal waste, recyclable materials, yard waste, or leaf waste.

If you have a problem with or complaint about your trash hauler, please download and print this form to register your complaint with the Township: WRT Trash Hauler Complaint Form.pdf   

Recycling
West Rockhill Township encourages all residents and businesses to practice recycling as mandated by the Township through their trash hauler and drop off sites. Please support and practice recycling. 

Your waste hauler is not permitted to accept electronic devices such as laptops, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, and televisions with the regular trash. Under the PA Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010 (Act 108 of 2010), these items must be sent to an electronics recycler. The law also requires manufacturers of covered devices to host one-day events to collect, transport, and recycle these items or institute permanent collection programs or mail-back options. This section of the law has not been implemented. Please contact your state representative to request action.

Bucks County has issued a  Recycling Guide for electronic and other recycling. 

Bucks County holds free events across the county to collect household hazardous waste (not electronic) each year. 

Waste Management has a household recycling drop off at 300 Progress Drive, Telford, PA. Drop off hours are Wednesday from noon until 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Recycling Metals - local
Wilcox Recycling recycles all metals and they are located in West Rockhill Township at  241 Old Mill Road, Sellersville, PA, 18960. Phone number: 215-257-1220 and website is  www.wilcoxrecycling.com .

Recycling CFL Light Bulbs

There is a small amount of mercury in CFLs. We encourage all residents to recycle these bulbs to prevent mercury from going into landfills. The Township offers recycling of CFL light bulbs. 

The Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide accept CFLs for recycling. In addition, PPL Electric Utilities has also partnered with local retailers that offer recycling of used, unbroken CFL bulbs. Recycling your CFL is FREE! visit http://search.earth911.com/  to identify other local recycling locations. CFLs should not be disposed of in an incinerator.

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Recycling Old Refrigerators, Freezers and Air Conditioners

PPL has a program to pick up your old refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner and give you a rebate if you are a customer.The refrigerator or freezer must be in working condition and be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size. The unitmust be in working order at time of pick up. A $35 incentive check will be mailed to you after the appliance is collected. Customers can get more information about recycling appliances at their website www.pplelectric.com/save-energy-and-money/all-rebates-and-discounts/all-rebates.aspx  or by calling 1-877-486-9204. 


Yard Waste

DEP has determined that yard waste must be separated from the waste stream for recycling. All waste haulers are required to provide a schedule for monthly collection of leaf and yard waste to residential, commercial, and institutional customers and to the Township. Please read Ordinance 206, enacted in June of 2011 and supplied to all waste haulers operating in West Rockhill Township. Your hauler may bill you for this service. DEP prefers that yard waste be recycled as compost on your own property as a first option, but if you prefer to dispose of this waste, you must abide by your haulers regular monthly pick up date or drop off your yard waste at the township container (see below). You may not burn leaves or yard waste in Pennsylvania. Please contact your trash hauler for their monthly yard waste pickup dates.

New! Make Leaf Mold for your yard from your leaves and plant waste.

The Township offers a drop off area for residential yard waste on the last Friday of each month, except when a Holiday falls on that day. The service is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Building. Yard waste consists of leaves, weeds, brush, branches, etc., dropped off loose or in paper bags. No plastic bags will be accepted.  All branches must be cut up and bundled. No tree stumps, railroad ties, grass clippings, or commercial landscaping waste will be accepted.
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